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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  7,554 ratings  ·  624 reviews
It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him... a ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Devan Marie
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The guilt Mickey Bolitar felt over the shocking injury his friend Spoon (real name Arthur) had received would not abate – in hospital and paralysed from the waist down, nevertheless the bedridden boy was cheerful enough. Though Spoon’s parents had forbidden the three friends to visit their son in hospital, when Mickey received the call telling him, Ema and Rachel to come he was surprised and not a little scared about what they might find out about their friend.

The four friends were close – just
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeunesse, suspense
My favorite of the Mickey Bolitar trilogy!
... But is it really a trilogy? The ending felt a bit open... I really want/need another book with Mickey, his friends and his family!

5*: Sad to finish it, this book was amazing
4*: Really liked it!
3*: Liked it
2*: Fell asleep a couple of times during my reading... but not entirely boring!
1*: Why did I bother to finish it?!
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book could have been a HUGE mistake. There was - most certainly - the potential for it to displease me on SO many levels (cos, you know... it's all about me and my discerning taste?!!).

It wasn't until this book popped up in my eReader that I realised:
1. It was a YA novel
2. It was the THIRD in a series. (And I hate arriving late to a party!)

However - I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed this book. Perhaps it's a throwback to my Famous Five, Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew days. Or
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best way I would suggest to punish a person, is to make him/her read this book and snatch away the book before he reaches the climax. The suspense is literally nerve wrecking. I wish that I hadn't skipped the first book in the series. But nevertheless I had finished the second book and picked this up.

Mickey Bolitar is back! This time with new objectives, most importantly to discover the truth about his dad. Apart from the superb plot, the characters add more excellence to the book. Rachel,
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this trilogy. This last book was a perfect ending and Coben did not disappoint. I listened to these on audible books with one of my favorite narrators, Nick Podehl. He did such a great job with them!
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2017, 350-series
Mickey Bolitar is a High School sophomore with a lot on his plate. Along with his school work, his best friend Ema wants Mickey to help her find out what happened to a boy she met online who suddenly stopped contacting her. Mickey is also trying out for the varsity basketball team, but Team Captain Troy Taylor is giving him a hard time. Things are looking up when Troy is kicked off of the team for steroid use and he appeals to Mickey to help him clear his name. On top of this, Mickey and his fri ...more
André Mwansa
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allow me to sum up this story in three words. HOPE AND NEVER GIVE UP

The best in the whole series for me.
Bev Taylor
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the truth must come to like

mickey bolitar is an aspiring basketball player, following in the footsteps of his uncle who was forced out thru injury

but he is not welcome by the others who r competing for a place on the team. until one is thrown out on a filed drugs test and a second leaves to live with his mother in another state. when mickey is asked to try and clear the former, although it is against his best instincts he sees this has a positive move forward and to be accepted

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Young Adult mystery series can be disappointing when you compare them to adult thrillers.  However this one is a bit different, maybe because it is a spin-off from Harlan Coben's adult detective series about Myron.  This series focuses on Myron's nephew Mickey and it's one of the very few YA thrillers that I'd recommend.   If you are a fan of corkscrew twists, then this is one for you!

First Line of Found by Harlan Coben:
" Eight months ag
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I'm in the minority here as most readers really loved this series. I did like it at the beginning and thought it had promise, but with each book the story got more and more preposterious. I mean seriously, new kid arrives at first day of high school, sits down to eat lunch with the overweight goth girl and the sort of weird nerdy kid who immediately become his best buds who jump right on board to solving the mystery he lays out for them. Oh, and they just happen to have special skills and ...more
Katz Nancy from NJ
I am slowly beginning to enjoy the Mickey Bolitar books as much as I enjoyed the Myron Bolitar series. His new series, featuring Myron's nephew Mickey, is another good addition to this second series. Mickey is a high school student who plays a fierce game of basketball much like his uncle. But life hasn't been fair to Mickey. He witnessed a car crash which left his father dead and hos mother, a former tennis pro is in a rehab hospital in California while Mickey lives in NJ, Added to this is the ...more
Kimberley Parsonage
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
I only started this book this morning and I have already finished it. I have read the previous two books in this series this week aswell, I thought as I have them all I will read them all in one go and I am So glad I did. throughout the books a lot of questions were raised however In this final installment many were answered. the only issue was that near the end of the book I had even more questions that needed answering. I hope in the future we have more books including, Micky, Ema and spoon as ...more
Jackie Lane
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just have to say that I absolutely adore this series.

Mickey Bolitar is seeking truth and justice. With the aide of his friends, Ema, Rachel and Spoon, they work to uncover the truth and to bring about justice.

What a satisfying end to this third installment in this series. I really wish that Coben would write a follow up to this book because the possibilities are endless and I'm sorry to see it end.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I definitely wasn't expecting to really love this book as much as I did. What a great ending. I'm not going to say that I hadn't guessed the end but I wasn't expecting it to happen as fast as it did considering that this is a continuing series. This is the third book in this YA series and truly the best one so far. Now if Harlan Coben would only hurry up and finish another adult novel.
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Given that I am a half-century away from being a YA, I am really not a good judge of an entry in this genre. However, I am a fan of Harlan Coben and I find the Micky Bolitar series just as readable as the Myron Bolitar. There is a difference for sure (less ultra-violence for one!) but the stories rattle along and this one has a wicked twist in the tail, not wholly unexpected for sure.
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a splendidly crafted novel.
The ending was quite unexpected and beautiful 😍 there are still some things needed to be clarified, like Ema's father is Win, Myron's best friend.
Excited for the revelation!!!!
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My grade = 75% - C

For anyone familiar with this series, the entire plot of this novel can be described in its title.

After I finished reading it yesterday I googled the series in search of what was coming next, but found nothing.

Although I enjoyed the entire series, I dropped this one a whole star (or letter grade) because the author left a lot of holes in the story - big holes, very big holes - you could drop houses in these holes and never see them again - big houses, very big houses.

I can't ex
Nina O'Daniels
The third book in the Mickey Bolitar series had a lot going on in a short amount of time. There are some definite positives to that. One being it was a quick read that had little fluff and no shortage of action. Another positive is it didn't spend too much time rehashing old details that clogged up the pages. Because of those things, it also felt a little 'light' on the writing and development but seeing as this is the third book in the series, I think Coben is past the point of all of that and ...more
Boy, that was disappointing for someone who is reading this series only for Myron's appearances and scarce mentions of Win. That being said, I quite enjoy the book. Although The Butcher of the freaking Lodz, of all places, kills my suspension of disbelief every time (which is hardly Coben's fault), I like the scale of problems in that one. It's adequate, it fits and even if the occurring events aren't as dramatic as in "The Shelter", I found them more credible and thereof was more interested in ...more
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd book in the Mickey Bolitar series by Harlan Coben. I am a big fan of this author and have mixed feelings about this series of books aimed at a younger audience. The book did improve and I was very close to giving it a 4 star rating by the end but not quite. I have read the two previous books a while a go and it took me a while to get back up to date with the plot and characters. I do think that the books individually would be difficult to follow if not read in order but there is enough p ...more
Yann Bonzom
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-reading
This book written by Harlan Coben is the third and last of the Mickey Bolitar series. It is packed with action and many things happen constantly, which makes the book so good. I've appreciated reading all three books, and I strongly recommend others at CAS to read this series for next years' GoodReads paragraphs since they're easy to understand but yet have a complex story because of the different mysteries of the books that in the end relate to each other. Also, the end of the book is wonderful ...more
This was an excellent end to this mini-series. A large number of issues were investigated and were all resolved in this book. As usual in Harlan Coben's books there were a few twists - some you did see coming and others that came out of left field. I would strongly suggest reading this trilogy of books in quick succession. I have to say the character of Mickey grew on me strongly throughout these books, which was no mean achievement given his role in book 10 of the Myron Bolitar Series. Hopefull ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book of the Mickey Bolitar series. I really enjoyed this series and had to read them in quick succession. I found them very engaging with fascinating characters and plots that twist and turn. This last book had surprises that I never saw coming. Harlan Coben knows how to keep you on the edge with cliffhangers ending every chapter. I hope he is planning more Mickey Bolitar books as they are very addictive. I highly recommend this series and his Myron Bolitar series to those who lo ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 11th-grade
Found is satisfying in some ways but it leaves way to many loose ends. I have dedicated countless hours into this series and I still have more questions than answers. It is so aggravating. I also am going to bring up that if Mickey Bolitar was ever your son, he'd be a real asshole. He doesn't tell his uncle what he's up to at all and he's getting into constant mischief because he was never given any proper parenting. Although the book left me unsatisfied and it wasn't realistic, I guess I still ...more
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: y-adult, mystery
The latest in the Mickey Bolitar series. Wow and more wow. I could barely put this down and lost some sleep the night I finished it. Just fantastic and of course the best yet. Lots happened with Mickey and his small gang of friends and some big questions answered. I can't wait to read the next instalment.
Judy Churchill
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like Mickey and friends are my friends too and it's hard to say goodbye. This book was also filled with adventure and good character without being obvious. I love to find a series of books where I love the characters and can't wait for the next book. I'm moving on to a series starring Mickey's Uncle Myron and I hope I'm not disappointed.
Xhev Prisoj
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am stunned...speechless. I started reading this book this morning on the subway & I finished it the same day. This book is a masterpiece, I don't know what else to say. Bravo Mr Coben - you have succeeded in writing another best seller! ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017

This book was such an amazing end to the trilogy. I loved every page of the entire journey. Coben really knows how to keep readers guessing. One minute, you think you have everything figured out and in the next, the whole story gets twisted.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun series to read. As I said in a previous review, some things were a little unbelievable especially since the main characters were in high school but I still enjoyed the books. I do hope the series continues.
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